The Problem – Too Many Teens Are Dying

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14 – 18 year olds in the United States. Almost 50% of teen drivers involved in crashes died. As parents, we are the biggest influence on our teen’s safety behind the wheel. We need to do more to take time to talk with our kids about…

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National Child Passenger Safety Week September 14-20, 2014

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and a reminder to keep your child riding safe. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1-13 years old. In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children. In 2012, over 1/3 (37%) of children killed in car…

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Fatal Crashes at Night More Likely to Involve a Drunk Driver

Did you know that on average one person loses their life every 51 minutes due to an alcohol impaired driving crash? The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the Department’s annual Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crack down on drunk drivers. According to a 2014 NHTSA report,…

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California Court Decision on UIM Policyholder Claim Rights

The California Court of Appeals, Second District, published a decision on June 27, 2014 which gives a victory to California policyholders.  The Court in Maslo v. Ameriprise held that a policyholder with UIM coverage (underinsured motorist coverage) can make a bad faith claim against his/her insurer based upon the insurance company’s failure to investigate and…

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Brain Injuries from Automobile Accidents

Brain Injuries from Car Crashes The brain is involved in everything we think, everything we do, and everything we feel.  It acts as an information highway, delivering messages from the brain to different parts of your body.  When someone experiences a brain injury, however, the brain functions are disrupted.  What someone used to be able…

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Motor Vehicle Accidents that Result in Spine Injuries

Motor Vehicle Accidents and their Resulting Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries are one of the most serious and debilitating injuries a person can endure.  A spinal cord injury is any damage or trauma to the spine that results in either a temporary or permanent change in normal motor or sensory functioning.  They are generally…

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Dangers of Texting while Driving

The Dangers of Texting while Driving No one denies the convenience of cell phones.  Lately, text messaging has become a faster, more efficient way to communicate.  Texting seems to be the prevalent mode of communication by Generation Y (people born between the mid 1970s to the early 2000s). Younger generations nowadays are constantly texting.  Nearly…

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Steps to Take After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Steps to Take After a Motor Vehicle Accident You’ve just been involved in a motor vehicle accident.  What now? Knowing what to do after an auto accident is important, and can mean the difference between recovery and no recovery.  You will likely be “shaken up,” maybe even unable to think.  Here are some tips on…

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